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10 TAX TIME STRESS RELIEVERS

Taxes… just hearing the word makes me tense up. Since we’ve al been stressing out this month, I’ve decided to give you all some simple stress relievers to take you mind off of your money troubles and to help breathe easy!

1. LISTEN TO CALMING MUSIC
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Close the blinds, light a candle and zone out listening to some of these mellow tunes to make all of your money woes melt away. Try this playlist to get you in a super chill mood! Songza.com

2. MEDITATE/YOGA
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Calm you mind and banish your money problems with some deep breathing exercises and some relaxing yoga. Fr those of you saying, “Yo, Karyn how do you think I can afford a yoga class?” and to that I say YOUTUBE! Yoga For Complete Beginners 

3. GO FOR A WALK
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Going for a walk is a great way to clear you mind, get your heart a-pumpin’ and forget all about you tax troubles while you are getting some lovely alone time.

4. BAKE SOME GOODIES
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Baking lets you focus on something rewarding that you get to immediately enjoy after you’re finished! No need to break the bank on this. Check out allyou.com for some cheap, easy and UBER tasty noms for you to make.

5. READ
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We’ve all got books that we’ve brushed aside for a rainy day. Now’s the time to indulge and let yourself melt into another world. No books on hand? #LIBRARYTRIP!!!

6. EXERCISE
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Workin’ up a good sweat is a great way to put your focus on yourself instead of your bank account. This way you are getting healthy and keeping your mind off of that ugly tax ordeal. PLus, no need to join a gym! Check out darebee.com for some sick workouts and nutritional guides to get dem gains!

7. GET A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP
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After staying up all those nights tossing and turning worrying about money, now it’s time for you to go to bed early and get the rest  that you deserve. A good sleep means you’ll have energy to tackle anything that comes your way, plus a good sleep = a healthier you!

8. PLAY LIKE A KID
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What kid worries about taxes? Not any that I know of, so head to a park and get silly. Stop being an adult for a minute and remember what it was like to have fun without being worried all the time. Climb a tree, ride you bike, grab some Lego or just get creative (pillow fort anyone?).

9. KEEP A JOURNAL OF WHAT YOU WANT TO ACCOMPLISH
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Writing down things that you want to accomplish will get you excited and motivated for the future. Keep your goals simple and write down ways to achieve them. Want to go on a trip? Start putting your spare change in a money jar. Seeing what you want to accomplish will get you in a positive mood in no time!

10. PREPARE FOR NEXT YEAR
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I know all you want to do is forget about the ordeal you just went through, but if it was so stressful maybe preparing in advance will help you avoid it altogether. Look at what didn’t work (ex. disorganized paperwork) and start a new system (ex. start putting papers in a file folder). Start researching ways to cut down your work and even look for ways to outsource it. Starting now will allow you to budget your time and money so you won’t be doing everything at the last possible second!

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Do you have any good stress relievers? Leave them in the comments or take a pic of yourself doing some on Instagram and tag us @momoneymoprogress and put #lessstress in the description!

Have fun!
Karyn <3

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